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Lawal: Mikel, Moses Must Be At Their Best For Super Eagles In Russia

Lawal: Mikel, Moses Must Be At Their Best For Super Eagles In Russia

By Adeboye Amosu:

Former Super Eagles winger Garba Lawal has stated that the duo of captain John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses must be at their best for the team to excel  at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.

Mikel and Moses were in inspiring form for the Super Eagles in the qualifiers helping the team to ward off the challenge of African heavyweights, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon and the Desert Foxes of Algeria to secure a sixth World Cup ticket.

The duo struggled to make much impact for the Super Eagles in their last two friendlies against England and  Czech Republic which they lost 2-1 and 1-0 respectively.

Lawal, who was part of Nigeria’s squad to the 1998 World Cup in France however  reckoned that the two players must up their performance in Russia.

“Mikel and Moses did extremely well in the qualifiers and they will be crucial to whatever the team will achieve in Russia,” Lawal told CSN.

“I think they struggled a bit against Czech Republic and England, but they have enough time to hit top form before the first game against Croatia.

“If they hit top form again, I think the Super Eagles will be tough to beat for any team at the World Cup.”

Gernot Rohr’s men will face Croatia  in their first Group D game  on June 16 at the Kaliningrad Stadium.

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  • Edoman 3 years ago

    At the moment, Iwobi, Uzoho and may be Moses if only he allows lheanacho to take free kicks, are our National hope. Captain John Obi legs are getting tired now. After Russia, William will surely take over as our Cap.

    • Dr. Innocent Nwora 3 years ago

      Thank you Edoman, you have observed correctly. Iheanacho should be allowed to take the set play because he is gifted and very cunning like a fox. Please, I do not mean that other players are not gifted but we need result at the moment. Like our president mentioned earlier that the players have the emotion of about 180-million people in their hand.

  • Nicholas Alaneme 3 years ago

    they should give iheanacho enough playing time,let him express himself because Moses is not getting it right.

  • mucor 3 years ago

    Moses should STOP TAKING FREE KICKS. Ighalo should STOP BEING OFF SIDE.
    Finally Balogun Should stop having DOUBLE MIND WHEN HE IS WITH THE BALL .
    Correct this 3 things we will do good in this world cup. (salt, pepper, onions)
    very important for a tasty food not only the expensive stuff like fish and meat etc.